Classic Fairy Stories
The Brothers Grimm created their version of the Rumpelstiltskin story from four regional variations told in Germany. Dozens of other versions existed throughout Europe, with the dwarf known variously as Trit-a-Trot, Whuppity Stoorie, Ricdin-Ricdon and Tom Tit Tom.
The Story Teller Serial
(Part 3: Life in the City)
Her new friend Clara seems very much better for Heidi’s company – but then Heidi succumbs to a strange illness herself.
Folk Tales of the World
The Green Maiden of the Lake
Beryl Maude-Jones tells how one Welsh community accounts for the sturdy characteristics of the black Welsh cattle. The author is an enthusiastic collector of folk tales and highly accomplished at adapting them to be enjoyed by children.
The Book of Beasts (Part 2)
In his struggle to recapture the fiery dragon – now spreading terror amongst his subjects – King Leo enlists the help of another fantastic animal from The Book of Beasts.
Rhymes and Verse
It Makes a Change
Mervyn Peake’s revelation about the nocturnal habits of whales is from A Book of Nonsense, by Mervyn Peake, published by Peter Owen Ltd.
The Magic World of Animals
Lutra the Otter
This enthralling tale about a day in the life of a young female cub was written specially for Story Teller by Jane Edmonds, and draws on recent observations on otters in the wild.